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PV Sindhu controversy: IndiGo comes to the rescue of its employee, blames her 'oversized bag'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 November 2017, 15:44 IST
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The ace shuttler of India PV Sindhu encountered illegitimate behaviour by staff member of low-cost airline IndiGo.

The badminton player PV Sindhu took it to Twitter and expressed her anger and wrote, “Sorry to say ..i had a very bad experience😤when i was flying by 6E 608 flight to bombay on 4th nov the ground staff by name Mr ajeetesh(1/3)”

After this incident, the airline gave its official statement related to the issue saying that the staff member was only doing his duty as the player was carrying an oversized bag.

IndiGo in a statement said:

“Ms P V Sindhu boarded flight 6E608 Hyderabad - Mumbai carrying oversized baggage which was not fitting into the overhead bin. Ms Sindhu was informed that it will be moved to cargo hold of the aircraft. This is the same policy we follow for all customers. Oversized baggage inside the cabin inconveniences other customers and can also be a safety hazard if it cannot be secured properly in the cabin. During the entire conversation, the member of the IndiGo ground operations remained calm. After several requests to her manager, they finally consented to the removal of the bag from the cabin. We then placed the over-sized baggage in the cargo hold and was handed over to Ms Sindhu on arrival. We are extremely proud of Ms Sindhu’s sporting achievements and are grateful for the laurels she has won for our country. However, safety of our operations is paramount to IndiGo. We hope that Ms Sindhu will appreciate that our colleague was only carrying out his duty in the best interest of a safe and reliable operation.”

Recently, Rio Olympic silver medalist Sindhu crashed out of French Open super series after losing to Akane Yamaguchi.

Japan's Yamaguchi defeated Sindhu 21-14, 21-09 and significantly, it took her 37 minutes to beat Sindhu.

First published: 4 November 2017, 15:44 IST